Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton has died at age 63 after a long illness. "He had an amazing philosophy on life and will be greatly missed by me and all who knew him," Clark said in a statemen

Dave Clark Five saxophonist Denis Payton has died at age 63 after a long illness. "He had an amazing philosophy on life and will be greatly missed by me and all who knew him," Clark said in a statement. "Denis was extremely brave and not afraid of death."

The Dave Clark Five, which broke up in 1970, spearheaded the British Invasion onto the U.S. pop charts with top 10 singles such as "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Can't You See That She's Mine" and "Over and Over." The group is among the finalists for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring.

Payton is survived by Lindsay, his partner of 16 years, his two sons from his first marriage and two stepsons.


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